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The nation's birthplace has developed from its humble convict beginnings into a vibrant metropolis that holds its own on the world stage. With a multicultural population of almost 4 million, Sydney is the continent's largest and, many would say, most brash city. Although the pace of life is faster here than anywhere else in Australia, Sydneysiders still know how to relax - the city's harbour, long golden beaches and surrounding bushland make sure of that.In recent years Sydney has truly come of age as a major city and an enviable tourist destination. It has been voted `the world's best city' by discerning travellers the world over, but perhaps the biggest accolade of all came when Sydney was chosen as the host city for the 2000 Summer Olympic Games. There is plenty to see and do: in addition to the fascinating convict history, museums, galleries and, of course, the `Great Outdoors', the city offers wonderful shopping, an innovative and highly acclaimed restaurant scene and a wide choice of nightlife.
Although visitors spend most of their time in the inner city and eastern suburbs, an entirely different world lies beyond. To the north lie the glorious Northern Beaches with surf, sand and a far more relaxed lifestyle, the charming waterway of Pittwater, and the bushland of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. To the west, you can visit historic Parramatta and Homebush Bay, the Olympic Games site. Sydney's inner suburbs also have a great deal to offer. A visit to famous Bondi, Manly or one of the many other beaches is a must.